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U.S. Rep. Grace Meng (D-Flushing) and state Sen. Leroy Comrie (D-St. Albans) honored the nonprofit nursing home and rehabilitation facility, located at 165-01 Chapin Parkway, with proclamations for its 155th anniversary.

“Thank you to all the staff and volunteers and of course our members here who make this place one of the best kept secrets in Queens and throughout New York,” said Meng. “I’m proud to represent this area in Washington, DC. I’m thrilled to be here with you.”

Chapin Home for the Aging in Jamaica Hills, which was established in 1869, is celebrating a significant milestone this year: 155 years of dedicated service.

As one of the few remaining non-profit nursing homes in the state, Chapin Home has continued to uphold its mission of enhancing the quality of life for aging adults and their families, despite numerous industry challenges.

In an era where non-profit nursing homes are facing closures, Chapin Home for the Aging proudly stands tall as a beacon of compassionate care, celebrating an extraordinary milestone of 155 years of dedicated service to the NY community. Since its establishment in 1869, Chapin Home has remained unwavering in its commitment to enhancing the lives of seniors and their families through personalized care and support.

As one of the few remaining non-profit nursing homes in New York, Chapin Home’s longevity is a testament to its enduring values of compassion, expertise, and dedication. While other non-profit skilled nursing facilities have closed due to the economic environment, staffing shortages, changes in federal regulation and survey processes, Chapin Home has remained open, diligently working with its Board of Directors and staff to continue to provide exceptional care to residents.

Raining for 4 years’: Historic nonprofit nursing home maintains legacy amid deluge of challenges

The Chapin Home has survived two pandemics, two world wars, the Great Depression and other economic calamities to serve the poor and ailing of New York City across three centuries.

Its mission has been tweaked since it opened as a Universalist Church-affiliated home shortly after the Civil War, yet Chapin has always welcomed residents in need, regardless of creed. But doing so, said Executive Vice President and Administrator Jennifer McManaman, has become much more challenging as competition has ratcheted up, staffing needs have exploded and payment has dwindled.

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